Shadow Play by Peppers has officially opened during a ceremony hosted by the lord mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, in the city’s thriving Southbank arts and entertainment district.
MGallery Kyoto Yura Hotel has made its debut in the country’s ancient capital. The hotel pays homage to the traditions of Kyoto through art and heritage, providing a unique experience inspired by the essence of the local neighbourhood – a key consideration for all MGallery Hotels.
Accor is seeking to fast-track its development plans in Africa, leveraging its expanded portfolio to consolidate its leadership position in the north and west of the continent. The France-based group is taking a leading role in Africa’s evolving hospitality landscape.
Accor has reported consolidated first-quarter revenue of €987 million for the first three months of financial 2019, up 34.2 per cent. On a like-for-like basis, revenue was up 8.8 per cent.
As its acquisition-led growth continues, Breaking Travel News speaks to Mark Willis, chief executive in the Middle East for AccorHotels, about what the company’s growing portfolio of brands is able to bring to the hospitality sector in the region. He also tells about his ambitions for development in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Accor has announced two majestic hotels in India - Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur. The properties were revealed earlier in the presence of Accor chairman, Sébastien Bazin, and owner, Ratankant Sharma.
Renowned for its expertise in the economy and midscale sector and now a major name in luxury hotels, Accor continues to establish itself in the lifestyle sector in order to offer an ever-greater range of experiences and to satisfy the needs of its customers and partners.
Not to be outdone by Marriott and Manchester United, Accor and Paris Saint-Germain have signed a global multi-year partnership agreement.
AccorHotels has announced a record year of development in Africa during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. AccorHotels is the largest operator in Africa with a network of over 150 hotels in operation, representing close to 27,000 rooms across 23 countries.
AccorHotels has appointed Mark Willis as chief executive officer for Middle East and Africa. Based in Dubai, Willis will be responsible for overseeing a combined network of close to 400 hotels in operation and pipeline across the Middle East and Africa.
AccorHotels has signed an agreement with a consortium of 15 banks for a new €1.2 billion revolving credit facility, with a margin that will be notably dependent on the group’s performance in terms of environment, social and governance.